Images of The Great Wall of China
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The Great Wall of China began under the Qin dynasty. During this time over 300,000 people worked for 10 years to build a defense against Northern invaders. The wall had small additional over the years, until it again became a large project under the Ming Dynasty between 1368 and 1644. Currently several portions of the wall have been restored. Most of them are near the capitol city of Beijing. A majority of the 1700 mile wall outside the Beijing area is in very large disrepair.
Brown, J.D. (2003). China: The 50 Most Memorable Trips. Wiley Publishing. Hoboken, New Jersey.
Cook, Thomas (1996). Passport's Illustrated Travel Guide to China. Passport Books, Chicago, Illinois
Thanks to the Kersker family for providing the above pictures.